Yesterday we spent a family afternoon at Griffin Park watching Brentford play their first home league game of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion in League One.
Whilst the game itself was a fairly uninspiring scoreless draw, with both sides making chances but unable to capitalise, for us the highlight of the day was watching Joe and his cousin Ciaran lead the teams out as the official mascots for the day.
Both lads got a pendant which they were able to take around the dressing room and get signed by all the players as well as by manager Andy Scott (the second time in a month that Joe had got to meet him), a small football and a match program in which they both received a mention and a small write-up. Then they went out onto the pitch and enjoyed a kickabout for some forty minutes before going into the tunnel to lead the teams out for the game. They also got to shake hands with all the players from the Brighton side.
It was a wonderful experience for both of them and below are just a few of the photos that I took: